The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Future Cup competition will begin in Kimberley from 06 to 08 April 2018.
The T20 triangular tournament between the South Africa Colts, South Africa Rural XI and the USSA XI is one of CSA’s talent identification opportunities for scouts to feed new players into the organisation’s senior provincial structures. Each team is composed of the top players from the CSA Franchise Colts, CSA Rural and USSA A Weeks which were concluded during the course of the season.
“The Future Cup provides high level of playing exposure to the selected representative teams of the University Student South Africa (USSA), SA Rural and SA Franchise Academy XI through the Future Cup tournament. The competition is integral to the identification of talent beneath the Senior Provincial cricket for players from different spheres of our cricket pipeline system” – Rural, Universities and Provincial Academies.
“The role of the CSA National Academy Head Coach, Shukri Conrad, in the player identification process cannot be underestimated as he provides the much-needed feedback and guidance to the senior provincial and academy and under-19 coaches on his observations from the tournament. The feedback session will be followed by a succession of determined steps and support to further advance the skills gaps of the identified players.”
Raynard van Tonder, Paballo Mogoera, Rubin Hermann, Mitchell van Buuren, Taariq Chiecktey, Tshepo Ntuli, Thomas Hobson, Jiveshen Pillay, Lutho Sipamla, Ruben Trumpelmann, Sean Whitehead, Tayo Walbrugh, Matthew Lovatt. (Head Coach: Kruger van Wyk, Assistant Coach: Dumisa Makalima, Physio: Denise Polsen, Manager: Blanche Conradie).
SA RURAL TEAM:
Ruan Havenga, Charl Penning, Brandon Handley, Ruan van Rensburg, Neill Jordan, Marcus Fourie, Jerome Xaba, Tsholofelo Phukule, Zithembile Nyembe, Don Radebe, Mphileli Skade, Luxolo Tsewu, Warwick Abrahim. (Head Coach: Lwando Lwana, Assistant Coach: Gavin Lesch, Manager: Bryan van Aswegen).
Wandile Makwetu, Louren Steenkamp, Lesego Senokwane, Ruan de Swardt, Sinethemba Qeshile, Renaldo Meyer, Beyers Swanepoel, Kulani Baloyi, Jaco Janse van Rensburg, Jade de Klerk, Yamkela Oliphant, Brad Mauer, Janko Dreyer. (Head Coach: Jason Brooker, Assistant Coach: Mark Charlton).